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I'm not going to lie to y'all, I just got back from vacation. So while my friends were all busy as a bee working to make the next day's paper I was drinking a margarita the size of my head. So, after a week of not working I found myself this evening with nothing to blog about because my favorite assignments since I've been back haven't run in the paper yet. Therefore I am resorting to some of my personal work...please don't judge.

I've been toying with the idea lately of starting a personal project called "30 seconds: Victoria, Tx After Hours" I work nights therefore the only time I really have to myself is before work (which I opt to spend asleep and happily wasting my life away) and later in the evening after the baseball, softball, football and basketball players are all tucked in. So if I want to take photographs for myself they have to be at night. Luckily I happen to enjoy night photography. I think that when you leave open your shutter for such a long time (each photograph takes 30 seconds just to take the picture to get it exposed properly) things transform into something that really only the camera sees.

This photo is of the gazebo at the duck pond at night. I love the painterly quality and the reflections on the water. Now if only I can get the city to change out those pesky yellow streetlamps.